"enjoy the work of one of music’s few true masters"
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November 23, 1972 – Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX
01 High Heel Sneakers (Tommy Tucker)
02 Wild Side Of Life (Hank Thompson)
03 Swingin’ Doors (Merle Haggard)
04 Me & Bobby McGee (Kris Kristofferson)
05 Stormy Monday (T-Bone Walker)
06 That’s All Right (Mama) (Arthur Crudup)
07 Come On In My Kitchen (Robert Johnson)
08 T For Texas (Jimmie Rodgers)
09 Mr. Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan)
10 (Is Anybody Goin’ To) San Antone (Charley Pride)
and non sly (that early warlocks' producer). Who thought Richard & Linda Thompson would appear on the same recording in 2014?
This should prove interesting ...
For a fall sunday evening ...
This post was modified by bluedevil on 2013-11-18 01:14:49
I'm a huge Fairport Convention fan.
That said, Richard Thompson has, in my opinion, at least equaled the group output with his own and probably surpassed it.
His output has continued to be extraordinary. Fairport has had some notable material since his departure and soldiers on as well. Nice he continues to stop by the old neighborhood occasionally as well.
and he'll be playing with Jorma: "This year they are going to have Julian Lage and Jorma Kaukonen, which kind of blows my mind. That’s somebody I idolized when I was 15, 14 years old."
More (one great guitarist understands another...)
At least for me personally, it was very rewarding. To play a bunch of songs with Bob Weir was amazing. Richard Thompson and I got into playing “Sloth” by Fairport Convention six or seven times. If I had done that once on the tour that...
Hmmm.... Rick Rubin at the helm.
RICHARD THOMPSON RECORDS WITH YUSUF ISLAM
Have you heard? Richard recently recorded with Yusuf Islam (formerly know as Cat Stevens) and the legendary record producer Rick Rubin.
Check out a picture of the collaboration here:
Excited to hear the music?
One of the best things Rubin was at the board...
Light Into Ashes's Grateful Dead Guide about Garcia's Record Collection provides a great synopsis of "Garcia’s listening history over the years – with many omissions" and one huge understatement. LiA makes it easy for me to connect things together. He writes in his essay:When Garcia studied a record, he really studied it: “I wasn’t playing guitar so much, I’d picked up the five-string banjo in the army. I listened to records, slowed them down with a finger, and learned the...
BVD, I used to live in Nevada City - off Jones Bar Road and then on campus at John Woolman school. What era were you around those parts? Used to listen to KVMR, drink at the English Pub ("Mad Dogs & Englishmen"?), and caught some cool shows, like Richard Thompson, at the Miner's Foundry. RIP Utah Phillips!
Sorry to say I don't know anything at all about the Tigerlillies but I will check them out. You never steered me wrong yet.
I'm sure you're going to have a great time with Mr Thompson. Just the other day I came across my sheet of manuscript paper signed by Richard and Linda T,. Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol, John Kirkpatrick, Pete Zorn and Sue Harris. I recall how unfailingly polite and willing they all were to chat to a fanboy post gig. Oh happy days!
A few thoughts:
*Garcia is easily the most misunderstood guitar player of all time. He is also easily one of the most underrated in all music history (along with Kimock, Houser, Anastasio, Richard Thompson, Steve Winwood, etc.).
*That Garcia is the most recorded musician of all time has got to mean something in terms of his greatness.
*I agree with another guy on this thread that no single guitar player to my knowledge has as wide of a range.
*Garcia is the certainly the most...
April 21, 2013 12:07 PM ET
Bob Dylan will be touring with My Morning Jacket and Wilco this summer as the Americanarama Festival of Music.
An announcement for the tour appeared on Dylan's website today, alongside the festival's logo, with a slogan "Meet me there – Beat me there!" In addition to Dylan and his band and the other headliners, additional artists including the Richard Thompson Electric Trio and Ryan Bingham will be joining the show at select venues.
My Morning Jacket's...
I came of age in the 80's so I don't wear rose colored glasses for that time period and it's "leaders" in the west.
I've been listening to The Soft White Sixties, Band of Horses, and Richard Thompson (because they all have upcoming shows in Monterey). I've also enjoyed the album "Nomad" by Bombino, produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, which is an album by a guitarist in Tinairwen - Tuareg rockers. Pretty cool stuff - a lot of the stuff I discover is thru NPR's First...
Thanks, missed it. But this link should see people right for a few days (expires 29th March 2013).
I've talked to him very briefly in the past and he was quite easygoing. We ask all our artists to sign a book so I'll use that opportunity to ask him to do the same and perhaps sign an album cover or 2 (or 40)
FYI for our fine forumites on the old side of the pond...
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My recollection of meeting Richard Thompson backstage after a gig (a good few years ago now) is that he is a really good natured and genial guy, approachable and easy to talk to. I reckon he unloads any vitriol and bad feeling he has into his songs, leaving him free to enjoy the rest of his life. I'd encourage you to say hello at least.
I don't have an opinion of Electric because I have yet to purchase it. I've just seen the odd track or three on youtube, from Letterman, etc. I am excited to see him in a power trio format.
I'm looking forward to the show. Whether we hit it off or not is not really an issue as I tend to leave the artists alone and stay out of their way, although I did meet both BB King and Steven Wright. Mr. King was incredibly gracious and nice while Mr. Wright is exactly like he is on stage, except that he...
Hello BD! Belated congratulations on landing Mr Thompson - I suspect you and he will hit it off very nicely.
What's your opinion of Electric? Initially I was feeling a little disappointed, especially for the first three tracks, as it was sounding a bit too much like just another RT album (no bad thing, but...). Then it kicked in and I started to really enjoy it - there's a clutch of solid songs in there. Straight and Narrow has real potential for fretboard fireworks on stage.
If you can possibly swing a coinciding visit by the Del McCoury Band, I would pay good money to see a "Vincent Black Lightning 1952" duel at 10 paces.
Boxhill - Knoxville? No matter. My money's on Del's version.
Seriously, congrats. RT is simply amazing.
Congrats on the RT score, its understood that you dig his artistry.
To the town formally and forever associated with sardines ...
Wharf Rat -> Franklins / Winterland 03/19/77
Went here due to Richard Thompson link, but got Mr. Billy Bragg right now. Doubt that he'll ever be Sir Billy, but a hero to many. Preaching to the converted...
Believe me, we've already made inquiries into booking this show when it comes west. Looking forward to it.
Looking forward to his tour this spring with Emmylou and Rodney Crowell; latest album produced by Buddy Miller in Nashville. Buddy plays on same as does Alison Kraus. if you judge a man by the company he keeps...
And yes, I'm well underway with efforts to get this show out to Monterey, especially given that Buddy Miller produced and plays on RT's new album, along with Alison Krause. Not bad company:
Not that our calendar is too shabby - especially once Coachella lineup is announced and the confirmed dates can be released.
News Flash!!! Our regular newsletter will be coming soon but we
wanted to share this exciting news right away!
RICHARD THOMPSON GOES "ELECTRIC"
BRAND NEW ALBUM ARRIVES FEBRUARY 2013
FULL UK TOUR IN FEBRUARY 2013 WITH USA DATES TO FOLLOW
Named one of Rolling Stone Magazine's 20 Greatest Guitarists and
considered one of the UK's most outstanding songwriters, musician
Richard Thompson returns with a brand new, guitar...
Either of you see any of the Rich and Loud shows (Richard Thompson w/ Louden Wainwright)? I didn't, just curious as I love 'em both.
BTW, Rufus' latest is real good. Streamed it on NPR's First Listen (where I listen to a lot of "new" releases).
Good spot - I just told some friends to go there this Friday. I used to live on Eddy Lane off of 7th Avenue.
That Friday the 29th is Richard Thompson at the Rio - and Lucinda Williams at the Henry Miller Library.
I'll definitely be up for checking it out at some point; pretty cool this guy is donating money to UCSC and Santa Barbara Bowl in honor of Jerry.
No, but the fest in her honor is not even a tennis ball bounce from the Hog Farm... She is most certainly NOT forgotten.
This year's lineup:
The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit
Poor Man's Whiskey
The Brothers Comatose
Alisa Fineman & Kimball Hurd
Brendan Phillips & Fast Rattler
Under The Radar
k.d. lang and the Siss...
Richard Thompson & Loudon Wainwright, over a year ago.
Seeing Loudon again next month. He's about the only guy I ever see anymore. He's always funny, and almost always has brand-new material.
Burned out on Dylan, who I saw an awful lot between 97-03. Just kind of lost interest when he stopped playing guitar
you HAVE to go see him BD. Seems that R & B and funk etc is one of your biggest musical favorites so I'm not sure where you stand on the singer songwriter thing. I know you love Richard Thompson so I suspect the obvious that anything quality you will like. All I can say is this guy cranks out so many songs on the fly it's amazing. I'm the type that enjoys humor and irony in his music so his stuff really speaks to me. Anyway, always a good show.
RB, I just discovered this and it's worth anyone's time who hasn't heard it before.
From Wish You Were Here on is the bee's knee's. Best Comfortably Numb I have heard. Lot's of goodies and even a Richard Thompson song for his fans out there.
Not that I am a fan of his, but Syd Barrett wrote Terrapin? Mr. Hunter has some 'splainin' to do. ;-)
I came up with a longish list of albums that always work for me - even though I've lived with some of them for a good few years now (and Burgers was definitely the one I thought of first):
Hot Tuna - Burgers
Ry Cooder - Paradise and Lunch
Buffalo Springfield - Again
The Clash - London Calling
Nick Lowe - Party of One
Be Good Tanyas - Blue Horse
Todd Rundgren - The Ballad of Todd Rundgren
Crosby Stills and Nash
Stephen Stills - Manassas
Neil Young - Ragged Glory
Eagles - Desperado
No, but thanks for pointing that out as nice to know that Talent can be recognized. He's a musician's musician.
And I think people are being too hard on Keef - he's the riffmaster supreme. Some of the most distinctive licks in all of rock came from him. Is he the most technically proficient player? As a non-musician, I'd have to say no. I'm sure Al Di Meola (and thousands of others) can play rings around him. But I'd sure as hell rather hear b-sides and outtakes from Keef than most anything Al...
Sorry if treading on ground that has been covered before, but I'm listening to "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" while I work and although I've heard it at least 1000 times over the past 30 odd years, it never fails to deliver. Curious what other non-Dead releases folks rely on that never seem to disappoint. In recent years, Richard Thompson's "Mock Tudor" fits the bill.
Is it just a rock guitarist list or is it guitar players generally? Where are Les Paul, Leo Kottke, Richard Thompson, Pat Metheny, John McLauglin and Nels Cline? They could all knock spots off just about everyone on that list.
Oh, and Jeff Beck should be at least equal top, not languishing behind Richards, Page and Clapton.
I hear they talk in tongues on coronation street..
Or if you prefer with a certain Hornsby:
Scarcely any 'ares' these days (times are tough) but the 'weres' included:
Richard (and Linda) Thompson
Blue Oyster Cult (oh yes...)
Really I was (am) too busy trying to be Mr Eclectic and working on the back catalogue to keep right up to date with new stuff, But I tried, oh how I tried...
I was surprised when Martin Carthy accepted his OBE a few years ago. When you think about it, Martin Carthy and Richard Thompson are both 'very British' in heart and mind. The two of them, each in his own unique way, have pretty effectively kept traditional British music viable and vibrant for most of their careers/lives. They have introduced this wealth of tunes and songs to the last few generations of Brits (and foreign nationals), and continue to do so in ways that keep these tunes and songs...
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
has named RICHARD THOMPSON
to the 2011 Honours List as an
Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
The honour will be bestowed by The Queen
during an Investiture Ceremony at
Buckingham Palace 28 June 2011.
Note to non-British readers:
MBE, OBE, CBE, are honours given by The Queen that mean you can,if you wish, but don't have to, stick those letters after your name. KBE means you are a knight, and get called 'sir'.
Thanks for the info, because it is interesting and Rhino has done a great job on the Zappa stuff. In fact, I, and JOTS (I'll take the liberty of posting for him), happen to think Rhino is FUCKIN' GREAT. They release and rerelease stuff that would otherwise vanish and they do a good job of it. For...
Kicks off in Knoxvegas; if I could only make it home....
Bijou's a *great* place to see a concert- it's tiny. Seen Los Lobos, Taj Mahal, Leon Redbone, Tuna, Mickey Hear Band, Jefferson Starplain, Richard Thompson & many more there. It should be great! Get a box seat iffin' ya kin.
Armadillo World Headquarters Thanksgiving Jam
Austin, TX November 23, 1972
Doug Sahm, Leon Russell, Jerry Garcia and Friends
01 High Heel Sneakers [Tommy Tucker]
02 Wild Side Of Life [Hank Thompson]
03 Swingin' Doors [Merle Haggard]
04 Me & Bobby McGee [Kris Kristofferson/Janis Joplin]
05 Stormy Monday [T-Bone Walker]
06 That's All Right (Mama) [Arthur Crudup/Elvis Presley]
07 Come On In My Kitchen [Robert Johnson]
08 T For Texas [Jimmie Rodgers]
09 Mr. Tambourine Man [Bob...
"You don’t like one thing, you don’t like another
You don’t like anything that looks like bother
Everyone don’t like something, and we all don’t like you"
Generally I'm onboard with your sentiments but I don't much like Glenfiddich. I'm awkward that way, hard to please if you will.
Oh, I don't think they are the only band that matters, although I do love them (especially Sandinista), but that was the label that was pinned on them by fans back in the day. I just want to see Wordsmith go off on the power and glory of Strummer. Please don't think I'm going after you for your opinion (but if you say you like 93 GD....) because it is what it is. It's like many here don't appreciate Richard Thompson and I can't imagine the world w/o him.
Nice interview and clips; here's a snippet for folks here:
.....Steve Berlin sat down with us to discuss their latest offering, finally nailing the Dead's "West L.A. Fadeaway," the freedom at the core of the band and more.
Jambase: There's little comfort points, too. You guys have become known as interpreters of the Grateful Dead catalog. You choose your points well, like the version of "West L.A. Fadeaway" on the new album, which is a song that suits you well.
Not too shabby a lineup for a free three day music fest in Golden Gate this time around: Hardly Strictly 2010:
MORE ARTISTS & DAILY SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Anderson Family Bluegrass, Doc Watson & David Holt, Patti Smith, Hot Tuna Electric, Joan Baez, Evie Ladin, Justin Townes Earle, Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, Skip Gorman, James McMurtry, Kevin Welch, Kieran Kane & Fats Kaplin, Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Lucero, Nathaniel...
No way I can even begin to do such a poll justice, but right now this song leaps to mind (and I'm not even sure it's one of his top 5):
Powderfinger - Neil Young AND Crazy Horse
Others in my brain at the moment (reflects songs return to over last few years that are studio cuts):
Impossible Germany -Wilco (I'll defend it!)
A Love Supreme - Coltrane (does that really count?)
Hard on Me - Richard Thompson
Papa Was A Rolling Stone - Temptations (or was that psychedlic shack?)
The Weight - The...
Segovia should be # F'n 1.
....or at least tied fr that spot with Jimi
Richard Thompson is #42. I don't think so!
And Ry Cooder is ONLY #32..WTF?
Glad to see Prince on the list(He is amazing), but #14 may be a bit high.
Overall, I think this list is a joke. If not the "panel" needs to remove their heads from their respective asses.
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Good Morning, bluedevil: Great to hear from you; you definitely don't owe me anything --- that basketball tournament was the weirdest one since its inception. ...almost as weird as any other member of the band besides Jerry performing a classic such as "Peggy-O."
bluedevil, I have not seen any incarnations of the various bands post-Jerry departure. I cannot imagine hearing another member of the band perform one of the Jerry/Hunter gems and/or one of the tunes that Jerry simply...
My 9 year old daughter really likes some of it, but complains we listen to too much and likes to make fun of certain songs to see if she can annoy me and simultaneously earn her mom's approval. They mock me with "roll away the dew" and "fire, fire on the mountain" repeated multiple times in varying tones of voice. Both ladies prefer Wilco, Lucinda Williams, and Richard Thompson (again, music we probably listen to too much of as well). My daughter plays flute and is on a...
bluedevil - I may never find myself in a position to take you up on that hugely generous offer but I want you to know how much I appreciate it. Thank you.
Ok, you've been patient. my five, in no particular order:
Philip Lesh (my reserve)
Have at me!
Hi Rob. I don't know if you've had a look at the new Road Trips offer, but in acknowledgement of this anniversary they are doing a package with a W.D. T-shirt at a special price. It's possibly the dullest T-shirt I've ever seen with the words 'Grateful Dead' on it so I passed. Is the outtakes tape with 'Operator' on it from W.D. ? If so I'll break that out while I'm cooking tonight.
On another topic I just read a review of the Richard Thompson Kate McGarrigle night at Meltdown - it sounds...
i was listening to some John Hiatt recently, and though there are some songs of his i like, there are too many lyrical sequences that made me hit the pause button and say "really?? REALLY JOHN?????"
have the same trouble with Richard Thompson. It is like the two of them attended the same course: Bad Poetry, Lame Cliche's, and You 101
Thanks. Will do.
Go see Kevn Kinney on June 10th at Dante's; he's an old, old pal and great musician/singersongwriter:
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Live Music 9pm
KEVN KINNEY-- From Drivin N Cryin...
$10.00 advance TicketsWest / $12.00 at the door
Check out the list of folks he'll be cruising with next year:
some guy named Richard Thompson....
About a year late, but I'll say that I recently picked up a practically free copy of "The Deadhead's Dictionary" or whatever it's called--in any case, several lengthy quotes by Elvis Costello on Jerry--his voice, his delivery, his playing, etc.
Elvis also recently did a great version of Tennessee Jed on his talk show, with Richard Thompson, Levon Helm, Nick Lowe, and Larry Campbell (and some others I can't remember). They omitted the solo section, which was a bummer, but I figured...
I'll echo WT on the EC/Winwood stuff and I saw the last night of the prior EC tour with Derek Trucks and that was great as well. Then again, one was mostly blind faith and a touch of traffic while the other covered derek and the dominoes and channeled the spirit of duane.
As far as geezers go, check out Emmylou sometime. Talk about aging gracefully.
Los Lobos still kick ass live and they ain't that young. They also continue to release interesting new material.
Mudcrutch was one of the best...
THE LONG-AWAITED RICHARD THOMPSON SONGBOOK SERIES IS HERE!
The 3 volume set contains a total of 157 songs published between 1968 and 2008, many with guitar TAB and notation.
Volume One (51 songs) covers 1968 through 1981, from when Richard left school and played with Fairport Convention, through his partnership with Linda Thompson.
Volume Two (52 songs) covers 1982 through 1996, including recordings on Hannibal, Polygram, Capitol Records, and many side projects.
Volume Three (54 songs)...
Talking about guitar playing in an interview Henry Kaiser said this:
'Don't try to be somebody else. Your grandmother should be able to recognize your playing if she heard it on the radio.'
So who's guitar playing would you say is distinctive enough to pass the grandma test? We'll take Garcia as a given, so I'll over up these suggestions to start things rolling:
Henry Kaiser himself
Who else comes to mind?
snori (credit where credit is due) posted up RT's artistic directorship yesterday. I'm going to be very interested to see who he gets on board (I cited Henry Kaiser and David Lindley).
Meantime, my fellow Thompsonophile, have you got this rare and wonderful boot I recently discovered?
I think I'll transcribe 'When I'm Prime Minister' for the benefit of our Mr Tell.
Hey back at ya. I'm ashamed to say not able to make it up to SF for RT these past few days, but happy to report that full band doing tour in support of new material next fall/winter per his site. FYI, yesterday was announced he'll curate this year's Meltdown Festival (Ornette Coleman did it last year)
From press release on his site:
RICHARD THOMPSON APPOINTED ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF SOUTHBANK CENTRE'S MELTDOWN FESTIVAL IN 2010
12-20 June 2010, Southbank Centre
SOUTHBANK CENTRE announces that...
Did you ever hear the late poet Hovis Presley? One of my favourites was his late 80s poem:
"Lines Written on the Decision to Build the New National Football Stadium in Manchester"
You come up here, it's just as far!
Needless to say, you know where they built it, although I'm told it's very good. For some reason I thought you lived in the Manchester area - must have got confused with one of the other contributors to this site, or just brain-dead from too much beer. So, Brits, which...
I have to agree Roughyed. I live in the West Country, and the cost of travel to London is extortionate. Plus if you don't have someone you can stay with it's practically impossible to see any entertainment in the evening unless you're prepared to shell out for a hotel room.
One of my soapbox issues I'm afraid. We need reasonable fares and 24 hour public transport. This isn't new, the Dome (not that I wanted to visit) would have been a great deal more successful if it hadn't cost a family over...
Why don't they move it out of London? I've been out of work for over a year and can't afford to go. Would have loved to have seen Ornette.
Richard Thompson is amazing. "Tear-stained Letter" out-cajuns Cajuns!
Not too bad, still seeking gainful(?) employment though... Did pick up a nice chunk of change recycling copper wire last weekend, $200.09! (My friend here is an electrician, does commercial solar installations, gave me his scraps).
Do have a nice sunny day in between storms, more rain expected tomorrow. All in all life in CA is OK. Hope you get some sunshine soon and some real dirt (soil)under your fingernails!
The one and only and the very same.
Weather is dismal here and I think my brain has taken off somewhere sunnier making it hard to get any real work done so I'm going to bake some bread instead. Things, I guess, aren't so bad. How's it with you?
Obviously of more interest to those of us on this side of the Atlantic http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8529951.stm
I always think of Meltdown as a 'Desert Island Discs' where you get to take your favoirite (living) musicians rather than just a record. It will be interesting to see his line-up.
Some girls hold the ace, the deuce, the trey
X-ray the deck to see what's coming
Marie Antoinette, she smiled that way
Easy to smile when the luck is running
Like a myth, you rode in from the West
From the go you had my button pressed
Did the teatime of your soul
Make you long for wilder days
Did you never let Jack Kerouac
Wash over you in waves
Sibella - Richard Thompson
find me among this festival, flatfoot.
Lionel Richie, Anita Baker, Allman Brothers Band, My Morning Jacket, Dr. John, Darius Rucker, The Black Crowes, Steel Pulse, Jonny Lang, The Levon Helm Band, Drake, Keely Smith, Baaba Maal, George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic, Imagination Movers, Ledisi, King Sunny Ade & His African Beats, Better Than Ezra, Blind Boys of Alabama, Elvin Bishop, funky Meters, Sax for Stax featuring Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, and Jeff Lorber, Marcia Ball, Shawn...
Okay my brothers and sisters....
I'm on a little bit of a mission here with not much time.
Found out last night that the SIL is into Richard Thompson.
Wanted to see if I could find a show or two to add to some stuff I burned for her for Christmas. I know absolutely nothing about RT. Who can reccomend some choice stuff of his (and where it can be torrented from). I saw a couple shows from 2009 at Traders Den, but honestly, not knowing the material, I have no idea what is the wheat and what is...
Not sure if you saw I posted this the other day for your attn:
Mon, 15 February 2010 Seattle, WA The Showbox at the Market Ticketmaster: (206) 628-0888
Richard Thompson Band
recording a live album of all new songs, plus a second set of familiar material.
Tue, 16 February 2010 Portland, OR Alladin Theatre (503) 234-9694
Wed, 17 February 2010 Portland, OR Alladin Theatre (same)
Fri, 19 February 2010 Eugene, OR Shedd Institute For the Arts (541) 434-7000 (same)
Sun, 21 February...
This is the show I saw last month. Richard Thompson is often too gloomy for my tastes, but they were both fantastic. Interesting observation: a measurable portion of the audience left right after Thompson did "Vincent Black Lightning." Of course those fools missed the amazing encores.
byyur worst enemy too
on Dec 11, 2009 3:10am in GratefulDead
That sounds like the tour this winter. If no one has ever seen Richard Thompson's Electric Band it is a defiant must.
....and don't forget to purchase your 2010 Winter Olympic Games Tye-Dye "The Home of The Money Tree - VANCOUVER B.C. 2010" for the tour.
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Mon, 15 February 2010
The Showbox at the Market Ticketmaster: (206) 628-0888
Richard Thompson Band recording a live album of all new songs, plus a second set of familiar material.
Tue, 16 February 2010 Portland, OR
Alladin Theatre (503) 234-9694
Richard Thompson Band recording a live album of all new songs, plus a second set of familiar material.
Wed, 17 February 2010 Portland, OR
Alladin Theatre (503) 234-9694
Richard Thompson Band recording a live album of all new...
Oh this is impossible but here goes...
ABB (w/ Duane)
New York Dolls
Curious to know what other bands folks grab on a continual basis as with the GD/JGB.
Bobby D/The Band - love those collaborations/era
drvin n cryin/kevn kinney [playing the umpteenth straight year with warren at the x-mas jam]
... americana seems to be a bit of problem (and via the british isles from which it partially stems)
I'm not sure I can name another artist that tops him in all three criteria. I'd have to think about it. As you know as much as I WANT to appreciate him I've never been able to get past his voice. Perhaps somday it will hit me and I will finally be able to get what so many people whom I respect get about him. Until then he'll just have to remain one of those artists who gets my respect but I dont enjoy listening to.
Now here's a singer songwrite tha doea a LOT for me. Doesn't have the longevity...
Excuse me being picky but it was 'truly great artists' you asked for first - not ICONS. I think we can agree there's a difference (Marilyn Monroe - definitely an icon, maybe not a truly great artist). Dylan and McCartney will remain icons until they die, even though their 'truly great' days are behind them. Maybe I can't defend Tom Petty as truly great (I just happen to really like his stuff) but Jerry Douglas and Bela Fleck are world-class musicians by any standards.
I think bluedevil has...